Man’s Gotta Ride
My friend Adam Hoff and I decided to take a little day trip to the mountains today to have some fun on our dual sports. Starting on Tinkham Road, it wasn’t too far off the beaten trail before we hit snow, well before where Grant Ray, Thor Drake, and myself reached last November. We still had a great time, finding some fun roads around Keechelus Lake near Snoqualmie Pass and some unmaintained offshoots with some decent puddles, water crossings, and moderately rough terrain. It was Adam’s first time taking his KTM Super Enduro 950 off pavement, and his findings were that the faster he rode, the more comfortable it was, and the slower he went, the heavier it felt. Overall it’s pretty nimble for a giant dirt bike. We also stopped by a Forest Service Ranger Station at the Pass, and the friendly rangers gave us a couple maps with some ORV areas. As the weather warms and melts the snow, I’m excited to go back up and explore, especially the Forest Service roads between Keechelus and Little Kachess Lakes just east of Hyak. All this and we were back in Seattle by 2:30 PM.